CBS: Alabama-Texas A&M TV ratings highest in 23 years

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Saturday afternoon's broadcast of No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Texas A&M earned the highest ratings for a CBS regular season college football game in 23 years, the Network announced on Sunday.

The game earned an overnight household ratings/share of 9.0/21, up 200% from last year's SEC on CBS season opener, Alabama-Arkansas. It is the highest rating for an afternoon regular-season college football game since Miami-Notre Dame on Oct. 20, 1990.

According to the network, the ratings peaked from 7:00-7:15 p.m. ET; right as Johnny Manziel was leading the Aggies on a furious comeback in the fourth quarter.

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